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Council Member Won Holds Pro Choice Rally at Lou Lodati Park to Protect Abortion Rights

About 30 residents gathered at Lou Lodati Park Tuesday to protest against a draft Supreme Court ruling that would strike down Roe v. Wade (Photo courtesy of CM Julie Won)

May 4, 2022 By Christian Murray

While thousands flocked to Foley Square in Manhattan Tuesday to protest the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade draft ruling, a group of Sunnyside residents went to Lou Lodati Park to let their feelings be known that they disagree with the likely decision.

Council Member Julie Won organized a last-minute rally at the park for residents who were unable to attend the Foley Square rally but wanted to protest the likely ruling and make it clear that they support a women’s right to choose. About 30 Sunnysiders attended.

The rally was in response to a draft Supreme Court decision that was leaked to Politico Monday night that would overrule Roe v. Wade. The ruling would essentially mean that state legislatures would determine abortion rights. Approximately half the states in the nation— primarily in the South and Midwest– would restrict such rights.

“The women who will bear the consequences of Roe v. Wade being overturned will be working class women, especially BIPOC women who won’t be able to travel across state lines to receive care,” Won said. “What is argued to be a life saving measure will lead to many lives lost and health risks due to desperation.”

Won, who recently had her first baby, said that she is now more pro-choice than ever.

(Photo courtesy of CM Julie Won)

“It is not because I don’t love my baby or love being a mom, but because what women go through to give birth, vaginal or c-section, is so traumatic and invasive; women deserve to choose to go through it. Every woman should have access to have a healthy, safe delivery or abortion.”

Won’s event was one of many that are to taking place across the borough.

A large rally is scheduled at Queens Borough Hall on Thursday at 6 p.m. that is being organized by borough president Donovan Richards.

“Queens will always unquestionably stand up for the reproductive rights of all people. Abortion is health care, and not only is it a fundamental human right, it is often life-saving,” Richards said.

(Photo courtesy of CM Julie Won)

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John Z

I’m pro government not getting in my business. Do whatever you want, it’s your body, not mine BUT… Using kids to push an agenda is not really cool in my book. Idk if they fully understand what they are being used for.

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Linda

More people will show up if you like offer free hats , a t shirt or like free coffee and donut.

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anonymous

No. Most people have better things to do than attend a rally they don’t support.

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Really?

Cause the BLM screamers don’t actually act like their fellow lives matter.

Just saying. No such term as (anything else) on (anything else) crime…

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Gia

Should of took place on the weekend when people are not working from home. Our district is more diverse than that.

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Problem solved

I have an idea
How about a vigil for the dead babies or for the women who regret their abortions?

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Who is going to pay for 1.1Million unwanted babies every year

Problem- Nobody is stopping you. Put it together.

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This is what people don't understand!

You can still be pro choice and CHOOSE LIFE!!!

Duh!!

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A birthing person wants to know

Now that men can get pregnant too according to transgender ideology, can they have a say in the matter?

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This is what Republicans actually believe 😂

Men can get pregnant? I don’t think you really understand what “gender” means…

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Allow me to retort

The most hilarious thing about liberals is they run away from their own wacky beliefs when their inherent absurdity is pointed out. That is inevitably followed by the ad hominen attacks they confuse for rational debate. Cognitive dissonance is rife among left wingers.

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Smh

Women can become men and vice versa? I don’t think you know what gender means.

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Professor Sunnyside says

He’s right. Trans-men are considered men. It’s why you have a pregnant man emoji 🫄 on most phones.

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Yes their gender is male, their sex is not, they do not have a uterus

Thank you for agreeing with me, HUGE difference in gender identity and male/female sexual anatomy. Proponents of equal rights don’t believe that people born as the female sex can get pregnant, regardless of gender.

The fact that you had NO idea about this explains a lot!

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